Goa has lately been the scene of communal riots.
Catholic chapels and crosses have been targeted and, earlier this week, a cross at Margao, the second largest city in Goa, was found broken. A number of Goa's chapels have been burglarized and looted.
The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that parishioners pointed out Father Ferrão's commitment to peace. In a local newspaper he used to condemn the region's interreligious violence.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Father Eusebio Ferrão found smothered. This is horrible! I didn't really realize that the anti-Christian thing has also taken hold in Goa (which is almost 50% Catholic) as well.